SAN DIEGO, July 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Linspire, Inc., developer of the
Linspire commercial and Freespire community desktop Linux operating
systems, today announced its membership in the Interop Vendor Alliance with
Microsoft, Novell, Red Hat and other industry leaders. The Interop Vendor
Alliance community of software and hardware vendors was established to
connect people, data and diverse systems through better interoperability.
"Linspire has always been about choice and this alliance fits into that
key philosophy," said Kevin Carmony CEO, Linspire, Inc. "By broadening our
relationships through participation in the Interop Vendor Alliance, we're
able to make our products interoperate better with a wider variety of
software and hardware, which benefits our customers."
The alliance membership marks the latest in a series of commitments by
Linspire in building relationships with industry leaders in order to offer
better interoperable products. Last month Linspire announced a broad
agreement with Microsoft that will facilitate better interoperability
between Windows and Linux. The agreement promotes customer choice and
strengthens the bridge between the Microsoft(R) Windows(R) and Linux
operating systems. "We are pleased to have Linspire as a member of the
Interop Vendor Alliance," said Sam Rosenbalm, business development manager,
Microsoft. "Every day, enterprises across the globe face the challenges of
making a wide variety of software from many different vendors work
together. Bringing together vendors like Linspire helps create and deliver
real-world solutions that will improve the flow of information and
contribute to an overall healthier IT ecosystem."
About the Interop Vendor Alliance
The Interop Vendor Alliance is designed to better connect people, data,
and diverse systems through enhanced interoperability with Microsoft
technology. The organization serves as a collaborative forum for developing
and sharing common technology models, facilitates scenario-based testing of
multivendor solutions, and works to communicate additional best practices
to users. Additional information about the Interop Vendor Alliance can be
found at http://www.interopvendoralliance.org.
Linspire, Inc. (http://www.linspire.com) was founded in 2001 to bring
choice into the operating system market. The company's flagship product,
the Linspire operating system, is an affordable, easy-to-use Linux-based
operating system distributed primarily pre-installed on PCs for home,
school, and business users. Freespire (http://www.freespire.org) is a
community-involved, Linux-based operating system that combines the best
that free, open source software has to offer (community driven, freely
distributed, open source code, etc.), but also provides users the choice of
including proprietary codecs, drivers and applications as they see fit.
Linspire also pioneered CNR Technology, which provides free access to all
Linux software through CNR.com, allowing one-click installation from over
20,000 software programs, packages and libraries. Free to use, both free &
commercial software is available at CNR.com (http://www.cnr.com).
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